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Apr 14, 2005, 02:09 PM
 
Thanks DH - one more thing to add to your list-of-complaints: I liked having the topic starter in its own column on the thread-list page. Any thoughts on putting that back the way it was?
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Apr 14, 2005, 02:10 PM
 
By the way - those pull-down menus at the top are pretty darned cool!
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Apr 14, 2005, 02:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oneota
By the way - those pull-down menus at the top are pretty darned cool!
Yeah they are. Even cooler after I realized you only have to click once on the bar and just mouseover to get them
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 02:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by Demonhood
no one should just be a 'Registered User' anymore.
everyone now has an increased PM quota.
you will now appear sexier to whatever gender you seek.

software - it's powerful stuff.
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Apr 14, 2005, 02:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Demonhood
no one should just be a 'Registered User' anymore.
everyone now has an increased PM quota.
you will now appear sexier to whatever gender you seek.

software - it's powerful stuff.
can we get sexier user classifications? Such as "No-Lifer", "Pathetic", "Waste of Bandwidth", "IntraWeb Parasite", or "Social Pariah"?

thanks.
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Apr 14, 2005, 02:18 PM
 
i'll be separating the thread starter from the thread title a little later.
quick reply button added to replace the huge vb3 default one.
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 02:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cody Dawg
Yeah, you're right.

TOO

MUCH



WHITE




S P A C E

















AGREED
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 02:29 PM
 
I'm not so sure I like "Last Page". Sometimes, when the number of posts in a thread broke a multiple of 50, it was easy to click on the next-to-last page and start reading from there. Now we don't have "Click to read new posts", nor the ability to click the next-to-last page. One or the other would be nice.

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Apr 14, 2005, 02:31 PM
 
someone made a new topic about getting a "please refresh blah blah blah" error thing. i just want to say that i also got that earlier today.
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 02:37 PM
 
Hi NYCFarmboy: Yeah, it's a bit much, isn't it? Sort of like peeking into Jessica Simpson's ears to the other side of her head.

     
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Apr 14, 2005, 02:51 PM
 
Wow, definitely cool to see some change around here. I'm sure there will be growing pains, but we all love change right? Keep up the good works guys!
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 02:56 PM
 
As it is right now, the thread listing page is extremely screwed up in Opera (7.5/XP).

The "page 1 of 230" bar with all the numbers just continues up until 225-and-a-half (it gets cut off right in the middle of 226) and takes everything else with it, so the page is about 3 miles wide and only the first column (which, luckily, is also the most important one) can be seen without vertical scrolling.

Looking forward to seeing this baby go GM (ie. the design being tweaked to perfection)
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 03:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by rozwado1
with the quick reply, MoS will quickly surpass insane status. We're gonna have to add more stars...
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Why not go ahead and upload the new 'NN Forums logo?
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 03:37 PM
 
this would have been cool in 1998
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 03:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by Macfreak7
this would have been cool in 1998
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 04:15 PM
 
Last night I was refreshing the forums like crazy. It was kind of neat to see the progress. First just text, then text with ads, then blue Vb3 with updated MacNN logo, then this.
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 04:16 PM
 
Were post counts affected? Does gorickey still have 10,000? It would be a shame if he had to un-retire... it's be like that Bernie Mac movie...
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 04:21 PM
 
haha
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 04:30 PM
 
Oh yeah - what happened to the red-circle-with-black-dot 'type' for new posts in threads you've posted in? This is confusing me...
     
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Originally Posted by sworthy
Were post counts affected? Does gorickey still have 10,000? It would be a shame if he had to un-retire... it's be like that Bernie Mac movie...
10,000 is still intact for gorickey.
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 04:36 PM
 
Hmm, posts of ignored users stand out quite a bit! Also, get rid of the silly stars...
These people are Americans. Don't expect anything meaningful or... uh... normalcy...
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 04:38 PM
 
i must say that i prefer this vb3 to the previous incarnation that we had. was a little surprised to see it earlier but hey!! its a lot smarter and smoother. i think some people may just take time to adjust

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Originally Posted by 8
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Hmm, posts of ignored users stand out quite a bit! Also, get rid of the silly stars...
nested quotes? Yeah... looks a bit dull though.
These people are Americans. Don't expect anything meaningful or... uh... normalcy...
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 04:45 PM
 
Woah, psychedelic...

Actually, the fact that it cut off the nested quotes was one of the things I really liked - will it be back later on?

Also (minor little suggestions):

- Use dates instead of 'Today' and 'Yesterday', or make this an option in the User CP
- The little line between the posts and sig is still there... please, can we get rid of it?
- Take away the italicizing of quoted text

More to come later...

(Sorry if this has all been covered before, I haven't read the forum suggestions thread)
( Last edited by Oisn; Apr 14, 2005 at 05:48 PM. Reason: Added suggestions)
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 04:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by Nick
If you want to get rid of some white space, you can collapse the posting rules box.
cool, now make that collapse feature on the ads too...
These people are Americans. Don't expect anything meaningful or... uh... normalcy...
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 06:09 PM
 
I thought you were planning to get rid of post counts after the move. Are you still considering this? I think it would be a good idea.

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Apr 14, 2005, 06:14 PM
 
its aight.
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Apr 14, 2005, 06:21 PM
 
I really don't mind this. Theme is my only concern, but I know you guys will sort it all out.

AND WEEEEEEE! for first VB3 Post!
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 06:30 PM
 
So far so good. I would like to see a link to the last unread post come back...

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Apr 14, 2005, 06:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by vexborg
Weeee! I've got my stars back - now we just need to get the forum fixed, so that the width of threads doesn't exceeds the witdh of the screen...

Oh yeah? I have TWICE as many stars as you.
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 06:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by Zimphire
Oh yeah? I have TWICE as many stars as you.
Nah, you're just drunk and seeing double
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 06:37 PM
 
I like that you have relative time periods instead of actual dates. Its more intuitive. Also the font is too big by default, You should be able to change it in preferences. Also as others have said there is a lot of space. I love the thread rating system. You should add a similar system for users. I would also like to have the first unread post link back, it was great. The edit reason thing is also good.
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 06:48 PM
 
There needs to be a "mark all read" option in the User Control Panel.
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 06:54 PM
 
Well, I've seen worse... but the old layout was better. Still, I can live with temporary
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Originally Posted by Amorya
Well, I've seen worse... but the old layout was better. Still, I can live with temporary
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Apr 14, 2005, 07:00 PM
 
Displaying all 230 pages of threads that are within the Member's Lounge is killing the display of the ML.
You can configure it easily to display less, in fact I do believe it's an ACP option.

This can also be solved by setting the defaults for a couple of the User CP options.
1) Default threads listed. It shoud be all from the last month or such, instead of "Display all since the beginning"
2) The default setting for thread subscription is set to something. It should be set to nothing. This way users will have to check the checkbox in whichever thread they wish to subscribe to. Since most will probably not note the option to set their own default within their User CPs. Especially newer users.
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Apr 14, 2005, 07:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by CharlesS
I thought you were planning to get rid of post counts after the move. Are you still considering this? I think it would be a good idea.
I don't care whether post counts are displayed or not, but I *DO* care about my own post count (personal reasons)... if you turn off post count display it would be nice for us to be able to go into our User CP and be able to find out what our current post count is.
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 07:06 PM
 
I'd imagine that they'd remove the variable to display the post count from the postbit template (which controls the appearance of the threads) but keep your current post count inside the profile view of your user account.
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Apr 14, 2005, 07:12 PM
 
Definitely don't like the Author not having its own column.
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Apr 14, 2005, 07:44 PM
 
Not sure if this was mentioned or not...I only did a quick scan.

You cant apple-click and have member profiles come up in another tab.

You can right click...but who wants to do that?
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 09:02 PM
 
Ugly. Hard to read. Nothing was wrong with the old look.
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 09:46 PM
 
can't please everyone.

except if you dropped money from the sky. then we'd all be pretty excited.

unless it was coins.
     
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Apr 14, 2005, 10:09 PM
 
Wow...! I'm gone for a day and look what happens!
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Apr 14, 2005, 10:21 PM
 
Sweetness, I like the VB3. I am a member of another forum and they switched to VB3 awhile ago, so i guess my growing pains are a lot less...

can't wait to see the final theme...

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Apr 14, 2005, 10:40 PM
 
dear vb3,
please stop sending me emails. i unclicked the option in my profile. i'd greatly appreciate it. thanks


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Apr 14, 2005, 10:47 PM
 
Posting in the thread to say:

1) Everything looks great to me. I've seen a lot of tasteless forum themes on boards running vb3, and this actually looks really good.

2) Thank god that blue storm 1337 dicksmoker is banned. Glad to see some good INTERNET JUSTICE getting employed around here.


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Apr 14, 2005, 11:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cody Dawg
Wow.

This looks really weird.

I feel like I'm looking at a teeny-bopper high school blog.


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Apr 14, 2005, 11:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Person Man
I don't care whether post counts are displayed or not, but I *DO* care about my own post count (personal reasons)... if you turn off post count display it would be nice for us to be able to go into our User CP and be able to find out what our current post count is.
Whoa..you live in Defiance? I live just a little north of you (Fulton County). Sweeet.

OT: Yeah, I agree with keeping post counts. Not that I have a lot or anything...But hey, I earned every one of those posts. Plus it's a good gauge of how much of my life I'm wasting.
     
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the red dots with the chocolate center have returned.
     
 
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